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Standing Committee on Pro Bono

Standing Committee on Pro Bono


Mission and Goals

The Pro Bono committee works to persuade mediators, arbitrators and others to do pro bono dispute resolution work and to work with legal services and state bar and national pro bono offices to set up such programs and policies.

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  • In February 2003 the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution adopted the following resolution:

    The American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution urges each mediator, arbitrator or other neutral to devote at least 50 hours annually to providing pro bono ADR services; attorneys who are not neutrals to devote a portion of their pro bono services to assisting needy litigants involved in ADR proceedings; and bar associations to credit such pro bono activities toward an attorney's mandatory or aspirational pro bono requirements.
  • Goals

    The goals for the pro bono committee are (1) to implement and follow-thru with the mini-grants that were awarded in May and (2) to assist with the expansion and improvement of pro bono ADR programs through outreach and educational programs.



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      Programs, Meetings and Events

      Section Events

        Combating Bias and Increasing Inclusion in the Legal Profession

        03/28/2017-03/28/2017

        The event will be held on 03/28/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,Commission on Homelessness and Poverty,Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs,Commission on Law and Aging,Commission on Disability Rights,Center for Professional Development,Criminal Justice Section,Commission on Women In the Profession,Section of Dispute Resolution,Law Practice Division,Section of Family Law,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Center for Human Rights,Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice,Section of Legal Edu. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

        Ethical Aspects to Consider While Building an Arbitration Practice

        03/28/2017-03/28/2017

        Program Description : Join two established arbitrators and two of the countrys leading ADR service providers as they give practical advice and insights to arbitrators interested in creating or expanding a successful arbitration practice while meeting ethical and disclosure obligations. The panel ...

        Introduction to Practicing Before Suspension and Debarment Officials in Federal Contracting

        03/29/2017-03/29/2017

        Introduction to Practicing Before Suspension and Debarment Officials in Federal Contracting


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      Modified by Gina Viola Brown on February 11, 2014

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